Our Story

Mission Valley is an entertainment and restaurant center where friends gather over delicious meals and return time and again because of the welcoming atmosphere.

Located in the heart of NC State’s campus, on land leased from the Catholic Diocese, Mission Valley has been serving college students and residents alike since 1973.

Unlike many shopping centers in the surrounding area, Mission Valley isn’t anchored by a grocery store, but is most recognizable for its movie theater, Mission Valley Cinemas. Locals are familiar with this five-theater cinema thanks to its selection of beers on tap in addition to the traditional concession stand.

Culinary Delights

With over 20 restaurants, Mission Valley has become a cultural destination for a variety of culinary experiences, with something for every palette.

From Sammy’s, the “unofficial” Wolfpack Athletic Headquarters (and former NC State guard, Scott Wood’s favorite restaurant) to traditional Middle Eastern cuisine from NUR Grocery or Jerusalem Deli, there is something for the pickiest or most adventurous eater.

Community Space

Wall of Hope

A prominent feature of Mission Valley is the mural painted along the back of Mission Valley
Cinemas. Commissioned in 1996, a group of 10 artists completed the mural in honor of
service professions, including HopeLine.

With the passage of time, the mural has faded, but a new, three-walled mural in collaboration with HopeLine is in the works. Additionally, the grassy area in front of the mural will be used to create a small park within the shopping center.

HopeLine focuses on active listening technicians to offer caring, non-judgmental listening to its callers.

To learn more about HopeLine, please visit their website.

If you are in crisis or would like to speak to someone directly, please call or text
919-231-4525 or 877-235-4525.